Effective Behavior in Organizations: Cases, Concepts, and Student Experiences / Edition 6

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Effective Behavior in Organizations is a combination of text and cases with experiential exercises in the Instructor's Manual. This book seeks to provide a bridge between theory and practice by emphasizing learning at both cognitive and experiential levels. It is also unique because it covers group behavior before individual behavior. This sequencing was chosen to parallel the experience of the student within the classroom. The authors have found that early in the course students worry about finding their place within a group. Once secure in their group, students are ready to look at themselves and to explore together aspects of their personal systems.
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Applies concepts in organizational behavior to actual problems, using classroom practices that reinforce the conceptual material through classroom simulations and exercises, group work projects, and rehearsing experiences such as taking directions from a supervisor. Cases from university, industry, health, and government institutions illustrate concepts such as leadership styles, cohesiveness in groups, and the two-person work relationship. This sixth edition includes material on new organizational forms. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780256131642
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 11/28/1994
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 702

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. The Total Organization and the Concept of Systems
3. The Work Group
4. Cohesiveness in Groups
5. Differentiation in Groups: Building Internal Structure as a Basis for Productivity
6. Developing Group Effectiveness: Emergent Processes
7. Basic Human Needs and Rewards
8. The Personal System
9. Diagnosing the Two-Person Work Relationship
10. Improving the Two-Person Work Relationship: Processes and Outcomes
11. Leadership: Exerting Influence and Power
12. Leadership: Managerial Functions and Styles
13. Relationships among Groups in the Organization
14. The Manager as the Initiator of Change in the Organization
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